Mazda celebrates ‘never stop challenging spirit’ with MSCC Miata Spec Series, Miata Cup

Mazda 787B

Mazda Philippines celebrates the achievement of the number 55 787B 31 years ago and making the company the first Japanese manufacturer to secure a win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.


  • What car did Mazda use to secure victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1991?

    The Mazda 787B secured the company's win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
  • Who are the organizers of the two races involving the MX-5?

    The organizers are the Manila Sports Car Club and Mazda Philippines, and the Miata Club of the Philippines.
  • In a statement, Mazda's local arm said that aside from the victory, the brand had the milestone feat using the famous rotary engine, which became a symbol for its “never stop challenging” spirit.

    Mazda 787B

    Mazda Philippines shared that during the competition in June 23, 1991, the 787B only required fuel, tires, and one oil top up to lap the Circuit de la Sarthe 362 times.

    “Even as Mazda faced countless hardships in developing the rotary, they continued to focus on the target. This is their ‘never stop challenging spirit’ —that continues to define Mazda and its motorsports activities today,” the company explained.

    The automotive distributor also said that the Japanese automaker “remains dedicated to building cars that allow their drivers to celebrate driving, to control them to their heart’s desires, resulting in the MX-5 as the most-raced car in the world.”

    MSCC Miata Spec Series

    Currently, there are two competitions in the country that showcases the connection between the driver and the aforementioned car: the Manila Sports Car Club (MSCC) Miata Spec Series and Miata Cup.

    Participants of the MSCC Miata Spec Series showcased their talents and the vehicle’s capabilities using a fourth-generation MX-5 with a showroom stock engine and transmission but with a modified suspension and chassis.

    2022 Miata Cup

    Meanwhile, the Miata Cup — organized by the Miata Club of the Philippines (MCP) — brings all four generations of the roadster to the grid. The event consists of five classes based on how fast they can go around the track to level the playing field while keeping costs low.

    “There are a variety of ways for drivers to interact, to enjoy cars, and to take on the challenge to achieve even more. We, at Mazda Philippines, support a variety of desires that people wish to achieve through their cars,” Mazda Philippines President and Chief Executive Officer Steven Tan was quoted as saying.

     “Whether it be as a hobby, a source of pride, a way to interact with family, or even realize their dreams, motorsports show the ‘never stop challenging spirit’ of people who celebrate driving,” he added.

    Photos from Mazda Philippines

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